Since 1988, the deal-hunters at Dry Clean Super Saver have connected customers with a trustworthy network of dry-cleaning and automotive-repair technicians. Armed with easy-to-use punch cards, clients save huge amounts money on dry cleaning and automotive maintenance, the two costliest household expenses after plumbing repair and poltergeist removal. The association of participating cleaners and garages stretches across the country, ensuring that cardholders can remove stains from a dress shirt or change an oil filter wherever they happen to be.
At Fringe, stylists keep abreast of the latest techniques for snipping strands and shifting hair shades through ongoing instruction from Paul Mitchell’s trainers. At a color bar, they custom-blend hues to transform manes into a new beach-ready blond or the precise shade of gray needed to blend in with a rival’s office cubicle. The salon encourages clients to unwind with a complimentary mimosa in the morning or a glass of wine or cold beer in the afternoon, and guests relax further during a manicure or pedicure.
Ryan Camacho looked to the past when founding his salon—in fact, the name itself stems from a nickname he earned in his wild youth. Yet that doesn't mean he's rooted to history. Together with his stylists, Ryan proves that he values the future of the beauty industry as much as anything, keeping his eyes trained on emerging trends and innovations as well as newcomers to the field.
He composes his team of graduates of the Paul Mitchell school—including recent graduates, or protégés—to ensure that every service has the necessary knowledge and skills behind it. Within their six-chair boutique, team members revitalize tresses with everything from a simple wash and cut to foil highlights or strand-strengthening keratin treatments. And the salon's stylists don't balk from manly manes, either, transforming beards and mustaches into slightly smaller, neater beards and mustaches.
Owner Nani Le and the stylists at Bliss Salon & Barbering mold manes into fashionable ’dos with an array of services and hair products from Milkshake. Like a misguided safecracker, the women's haircut package bombards locks with scissors, deep conditioner, and gusts of the blow dryer. Meanwhile, the highlight package follows plumage styling by completely or partially accenting tresses with radiant strands. During an eye-styling package, ocular technicians frame eyes with streamlined brows and help tone eyelid muscles with extensions.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and style ($31–$38) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving condition for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($60–$70), highlights ($80–$90), or a perm ($75–$85). Prices vary by location.
JPS Dressers, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, arms elite stylists with professional products to streamline unruly manes. Beautifiers consult with clients and the minutes from weekly psychic appointments to determine desired styles, then skim off frayed edges, unlock knots with brief complimentary massages, and outfit noggins with custom coifs ($45–$75 for haircuts). Gentle corkscrews spill over shoulders after permanent-wave treatments ($75–$125), and all-over-single-process-color sessions ($75–$125) drench locks in fresh hues. Stylists lather up and tuck tendrils into new 'dos ($45–$75) or accentuate natural beauty with soft glazes of makeup ($45–$75) to play up prized features and downplay third eyes.